Self Catering Norfolk Broads

Boating Holidays on the Norfolk Broads

For a perfect boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, the delightful waterside village of Horning offers a water’s edge holiday to remember.

Our riverside cottage Tracara caters for a mixture of family holidays with three options for booking.

  • Our Downstairs Apartment is perfect for up to four people and is entirely self contained.
  • Our Upstairs Apartment sleeps up to eight guests and is likewise self contained.
  • If you have a larger party, book the whole house which accommodates twelve people altogether – or treat it as two separate apartments if you wish, for example if you have two family groups.
Please call us for booking information and queries: 
For availability see our Calendar

Boat trips on the River Bure run several times during the day, or to suit your own timing, boat hire is available.

Horning is, at the same time, both a sleepy country village and also a lively, vibrant waterway and riverboat community with boating holidays at its heart.

Horning is well situated to visit other boating holiday bases such as the famous, nearby Wroxham waterways and boating facilities. Whether you are looking for a predominantly boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, or for a mixture of things to do, Tracara is perfect venue for your family boating holiday.


If boating holidays are your ideal getaway, Horning offers the best of the Norfolk Broads. The flexible booking arrangements we can offer at Tracara make it perfect for a wide range of family and friends looking for a boating holiday to remember.

Take a look at our pictures to see the waterside view of the Broads and just a few of the local attractions you can expect to find.


Moorings are available at The Swan Inn (fee payable), the New Inn (free for patrons), the Ferry Inn (overnight moorings available to patrons) and also at the Ferry Marina. All are subject to availability so it is advisable to book in advance.

Other Attractions

There are picturesque villages all around which you can visit; near at hand in Horning you will find restaurants, pubs, tea shops, galleries and other attractions.

Within easy reach is the BeWilderwood theme park with tree houses and walkways where children and adults alike can have tremendous fun exploring.

steam railway engine

There is also the nearby Bure Valley Railway which offers rides for the whole family.

For letting off steam and outdoor pleasure, you will find a recreation ground just a few steps away from Tracara Cottage.